Autocar Launches Commercial Sales of E3 Hydraulic Hybrid Trucks
In brief: Autocar has commercially launched their hydraulic hybrid refuse truck, the E3 Advanced Series Hybrid.
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Make/Model: E3 Advanced Series Hybrid
The E3 debuted with Parkern Hannifin's RunWise hydraulic hybrid system last year in tests in South Florida. After successful in-field testing, Autocar has taken the series to commercial sales.
Operational results showed fuel consumption reductions of 30-50%, depending on duty cycle, with the average being 45% or 4,500 gallons of diesel fuel annually per truck. Other bonuses include reduced brake wear, reduced operation noise, and more power when taking off from a stand still.
The Parker RunWise system is build around their Power Drive Unit (PDU) and C24 hydraulic pump/motors all designed specifically for high-power start-stop applications.
And so ...
A great use of hydraulic hybrids and one that is catching on quickly in heavy-duty commercial fleets.
Photo credits: Autocar
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